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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

Cabinet makers use woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. The fundamental focus of cabinet makers is the production of cabinetry. Although they may also produce items that would not be recognised as cabinets, however the same skills and techniques apply. A cabinet may b

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Deck for a house #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

Long story short, before the house was purchased, the bank asked the previous house owner to remove the front deck which was attached to the house. Now I want to put them back. The posts are still intact. The first picture is when the deck was still attached. Second picture is after the deck has been removed. So I want to restore it to the original. Let me know the cost of labour and materials to restore them. The original deck dimension were: W 2.4m X L 5m X H 0.45m(high er side).

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Fix deck roof support

Posted 1 week ago

one or more pieces of deck roof frame wood(near joint areas) become decayed or rot and that makes the deck roof uneven. only noticed as there was heavy rain this morning and rain water were splashing off the gutter at a particular point.

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Installation of WALL MOUNTED PATIO COVER

Posted 3 days ago

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Deck replacement and expansion

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a high deck (>1,5m) that is 2m wide by 5m long. It's degraded and I dont think it's ever ben compliant so need to whole thing replaced to required standard Also need price to add stairs and also options to extend deck out another 2m??

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Car port beam repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need one beam in our carport repaired or replaced. I don’t think it is a huge job but we need it done ASAP.

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New deck

Posted 3 days ago

looking to knock down our current deck and rebuild a bit bigger will add photos looking for a quote contact Jamie ...

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Garage Door

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need some one to put door in my garage.

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A small deck, side gate and possible shift of fence

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are wanting a deck around the red lines of the attached photo (will need to cut out sections for pergola). Also wanting to put in a simple side gate (around 1m tall is sufficient - only for the dog), and possibly wanting to move the fenceline to other side of plants, inline with our neighbours fence (around a ft).

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Shade sail installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for a quote for a shade sale to be installed in a paddock. Will need to put in posts. Open to other ideas for shade. Like raised shade cloth? Alternatively a quote for a small shelter large enough for 4 cows. Open to using recycled materials. Hoping to do on the cheap.

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Broken Cupboard Front

Posted 1 week ago

The front of our cupboard (bin) has come off. As per the picture i've tried (and failed miserably) to re-drill holes and re-attached but the short screws don't seem to take. I also tried no more nails which didn't have the hold either. The cupboard front is quite thin so only short screws can be used. Open to ideas and will add more photos tonight.

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Quote for a deck

Posted 2 days ago

At this stage I would just like a quote for a deck wrapping around one end of my house. Property is sloping, so one side would be at ground level, but around the back it would be at almost one story high.

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Wall crack repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

I don't know what to do, but my husband tripped and hit his head against the wall while we were moving boxes and it created a dent on the wall. This dent was quoted back to us for 700+. I am hoping someone could help me with a much more affordable quote please.

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Handle replacement

Posted 1 week ago

I have an old wooden door, and the lock needs replacing and fixing. I have yet to buy a handle to replace the existing shape; any advice on where to buy, or if you had a selection, would be welcome.

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New Back Door to hang

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a 60s type wooden bungalow and have purchased a new exterior back door to replace existing one. We are going to hang new door on other side still opening inwards. 800mm x 197mm in size. We need an experienced door hanger to hang the new door.

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Replace wooden ballustrading

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace wooden ballustrading on 2 small decks, each approx 8-10sqm, one of them has an open end with steps. Both decks are approx 2.2 - 2.4m above ground level. Looking at completing by early December.

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Deck repair #2

Posted 1 week ago

My deck has sunk over the last few years and I'd like to get it repaired.

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New deck

Posted 3 days ago

Hi there I'm looking for a builder to put on a new deck for the front of my house can I have a quote

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Replace Deck

Posted 15 hours ago

We need to replace our old waterproof membrane back deck with timber and add a staircase to the ground below. The deck is above a bedroom so we need to make sure it is watertight. Looking for a few quotes to start the job asap.

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Deck build needed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi guys I need a deck to replace the tiny one I currently have. 3m x6m x1.6m high. It will need stairs at both ends and railing around it. completely open to your design ideas but as always price is important.

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Courtyard Cover

Posted 1 week ago

Hello there I require a pergola to be built over a courtyard. There is an existing block wall on 2 of the sides that you will be able to fix the structure to and existing spouting that runs in between this space and another covered in area. The area is approx 5.5m x 5m but I only want 5.5x3m covered with the clear vue panels. The long 5.5m beams do not need to be attached to the house which is on the left-hand side of the photos (I have supplied pics - so no moisture will get into the curren...

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Recent carpentry reviews

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Attach decking planks to side of deck and trim to top

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Step and handrail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden door fix


6th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Brunner Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Decking

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing wooden door


16th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

STP STORE ROOM

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove and replace deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck for a house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Car port beam repair


7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soft floor with hole

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Deck post rotting.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Window Repair


5th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Sanding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 4

Titirangi basement line(capentry)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Deck

Work carried out by an employee of the company

22nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A catio

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

7th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

new Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck trellis and pergola roof

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 2
Communication
 2

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TL Builders

Joined August 2014

Hi, I have recently started my own small business. I am a registered and certified builder working within the industry for 12 years. We are a group of hard working and professional men and aim to provide competitive quotes and complete jobs within budgets. We pride ourselves on paying attention to the finer detail while being efficient with time.

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Cotswood Gates

Joined January 2016

Hi We design , make and install wooden gates and fences, including driveway, pedestrian and entrance gates. These can be single or double swing or sliding, with or without automatic opening systems. We also make outdoor garden structures such as pergolas, moon gates and trellis. We pride ourselves on doing a professional job in a timely and tidy manner that will enhance your property for years t...

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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Nuri Construction Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi, We are experts in renovation works and building new houses being in the construction business for the last 18 years. We are capable of doing any job whether it is big or small. We pride in meeting deadlines and project completions, we can also work on Saturdays when things need to be done. Also we are confident about our competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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FBC Licensed Builders

Joined October 2013

Hi, my name is Danny and I have been in the building industry for over 17 years. Over this period I have learnt a great deal and what stands out to me the most is that people are looking for workmen that they can trust. I have also learnt that trust is a two way street. We are not a team of cheap handymen and if this is what you are in need of, please look elsewhere. I have had the pleasure of wor...

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Helsby Construction Group Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, we’re a property maintenance & light constructionc company. We specialise in areas such as kitchen/bathroom renovations, decks and fences, minor extensions/fit outs, exterior maintenance, cladding, as well as smaller items as well. We provide ourselves simply on delivering results for our customers, and believe wholeheartedly in a collaborative approach to any project.

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Custom Living Construction Ltd

Joined July 2017

Are you looking for quality, experienced builders in Auckland for your renovation, re-clad or home maintenance? Custom Living Construction deliver quality workmanship and superior service every time. We are registered MasterBuilders and Licensed Building Practitioners so when you renovate with us you are assured a professional, high-quality job, on time and on budget. Photos of our work and cli...

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Hire a handyman

Joined August 2015

Hi, we have been operating since 2014 providing good quality job with affordable prices. Due to it, we can proudly say that we are one of the top tradies around. Check our reviews over hundreds jobs completed only for Builderscrack and let it speak for our selves.

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NZ Builders and Painters

Joined April 2017

We do every task and project to the highest standard with quality control procedures in place to promote our work.We have highly skilled and competent staff to do Painting, Retaining, Fencing, Concreting,Landscaping from designing up to construction . dressage arena's and major maintenance work,in the residential and commercial sector. We strive for perfection and have a large crew to get in and...

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Hyperion Construction

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are licensed builders and have been building new homes to commercial renovations from small to big jobs. We would be more happy to show you what services we can provide and have been providing with a quote and you can choose only if you are satisfied.

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Bright Mirror Solutions

Joined January 2016

We design, make and install custom mirrors with lights for your bathroom and more ... We plan lights in- and out-door; we supply wide range of LED lights, install and service lights for residential and commercial projects!

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Auckland Professional Property Maintenance

Joined June 2016

We are a small decorative paint and property maintenance company that wasestablished in 1993. We spesialize in residential complete maintenance (Plastering, painting, general renovation, kitchen + bathroom, deck and fence, Etc) We manage the complete job from start to finish with no extra costs. We have loads of satisfied clients all over Auckland. We are the group of experienced trade that you ca...

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DNA Construction Ltd

Joined April 2010

DNA can complete your job from design, building consent through to completion. Our builders hold National certificates in carpentry, are licensed building practitioners & we have several apprentices at different levels completing their qualifications. We have been building and renovating homes to a high level for over twenty years throughout the Auckland region. Over this time we have created cl...

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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

I am a licensed builder with 40 years experience. I have been self employed for most of those years. I have worked on many of the biggest projects in Auckland including Princes Wharf. I can supply references if required...

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Finess Interiors

Joined July 2019

With over 10 years in the industry Finess Interiors is a sustainable family business that prides itself on family values. With a strong team of experts in the field we feel that being a small business we can offer you the same services and quality as the big players in the game. The advantage of Finess Interiors is that being a small business any savings we make we pass directly onto the customer...

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27 Building Services Limited

Joined January 2019

With plenty of years of building experience etched into my toolbelt, I'm ready to take on whatever project you're dreaming up. You'll find my prices reasonable and my work is top notch. I'm very passionate about ensuring that you are satisfied with the result. Let's have a chat about how I can make what's in your mind's eye a reality.

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ReubenViscoe

Joined May 2019

Hello. My name is Reuben , I'm 51, Building/carpentry work is my expertise.. More than 25 years experience. Adept at problem solving, working out construction/design solutions . I have years of knowledge and experience in all aspects of the building process . I have worked with other builders on big projects but now work alone ,so can do smaller renovations, decks, fences, maintainance ,...

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Golden hammer

Joined February 2017

Hi, my name is Saeid Shabani. I am a builder and carpenter and have been working as a builder and carpenter for over 24 years. I have been working in New Zealand 9 years as a builder and or carpenter. I have a site safety card, I also have my full drivers licence. I own all my own tools and equipment and have a good experience in a lot of different fields. I have been living in New Zealand for o...

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HaydenWills

Joined September 2013

I am licensed builder with 20 years experience in all aspects of building work including renovations bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, maintenance and repairs. I strive for the highest standard through out all my jobs and will always listen to clients needs and offer advise on all queries. I pride myself on finding the most cost effective solutions for all the big and small projects.

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Hybrid Residential Ltd

Joined January 2017

Hybrid are an established West Auckland family residential construction company. We undertake new homes, alterations and additions, recladding, and remedial maintenance projects for Architects, Draftsmen and Clients Auckland wide. Hybrid have strong family ethics and our team and dedicated Project Managers will look after your needs. Each project has a manager dedicated to Cost, Programme and Qua...

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